President Donald Trump told his supporters that they might never see him again if he loses to Joe Biden in November. Speaking at a rally campaign in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Trump called Biden "the worst candidate in the history of presidential politics."
"If I lose to him, I don't know what I'm going to do. I will never speak to you again," Trump told the attendees at the rally. "You'll never see me again."
Joe Biden released an ad using the audio from the rally. "I’m Joe Biden and I approve this message," Biden states after President Trump makes his remarks.
Trump made similar remarks in 2016 when he was running against Hillary Clinton. "I don't think I'm going to lose, but if I do, I don't think you're ever going to see me again, folks," Trump said in 2016. "I think I'll go to Turnberry and play golf or something."
During a rally in Minden, Nevada, President Donald Trump suggested that he would run for a third term if elected in November.
"And 52 days from now we're going to win Nevada, and we're going to win four more years in the White House," Trump said at the Saturday rally. "And then after that, we'll negotiate, right? Because we're probably — based on the way we were treated — we are probably entitled to another four after that."
"We're gonna win four more years in the White House, and then we'll negotiate, because based on the way we were treated, we're probably entitled to another four years after that" -- Trump, slurring, began his rally in Nevada by teasing that he intends to serve more than two terms pic.twitter.com/dgPjimP7Rv— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 13, 2020
Last month, President Donald Trump said he would seek a third term if he won reelection in November at a rally in Wisconsin. He suggested that he should get to "redo" his first four years because "they spied on my campaign."
“We are going to win four more years,” Trump said. “And then after that, we’ll go for another four years because they spied on my campaign. We should get a redo of four years.”
“If I don’t win it this time, I’m not coming back. Never. Not for term three, four or five or six,” Trump went on to add. “I almost won last time. One more speech. I almost won. I went to Michigan. I had a choice. I shouldn’t tell you this, but we won Michigan. One more speech, I would have won. It was so close.”
President Trump was referencing claims that the Obama administration illegally monitored the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, a claim that has been refuted by his own FBI director. Asked if there was evidence to back up these claims, FBI Director Chris Wray said, “I don’t think I personally have any evidence of that sort.”
Seeking a third term would violate the 22nd Amendment of the Constitution, which states that "no person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice.”